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President Abdoulaye Wade waves to supporters at a campaign rally in his hometown of Kebemer, Senegal, on Feb. 9. As Mr. Wade tries to persuade voters to give him a third term on Sunday, his age has become a campaign issue. Officially, he was born on May 29, 1926, making him 85 years old. His critics contend that he may be 90. (Associated Press)

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Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade greets supporters during a campaign rally in Dakar this week. The country's constitutional council validated Mr. Wade's bid to run for a third term, even though the revised constitution sets a limit of two terms. Mr. Wade paid an Atlanta lobbying firm more than $200,000 to ensure that the limit didn't apply to him because he was already in power when it was adopted. (Associated Press)

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In September 2009, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade gave a $200,000 farewell gift to an International Monetary Fund representative, "in recognition to his contribution to Senegal." (Associated Press)